Could it be that it’s not overeating that causes us to get fat, but the process of getting fatter that causes us to overeat? In an interesting New York Times article titled “Always Hungry? Here’s Why” this theory is discussed.
It is explained that because so many calories are being locked away in fat tissue there are fewer calories circulating in the bloodstream and satisfying the bodies requirements. This means that while someone is taking in a lot of calories they may not be distributing properly throughout the body. Because of this the body requires an increased calorie intake to fulfill the bodies need. This could mean people are getting hungrier because they are gaining weight.
To read this article and learn more about the causes and effects of weight gain and calorie intake click here.